Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Kuwait University (KU) to empower and nurture local ICT talents through several training programs including internships, field trainings, and establishing Huawei ICT Academy and lab on campus. The agreement ultimately contributes towards building a talent ecosystem and boosting the development of the ICT industry in Kuwait.
The MoU, which was signed by Rico Lin, CEO of Huawei Kuwait and Dr. Osama Al-Omair, Acting Dean of Engineering and Petroleum at Kuwait University, in the presence of senior executives and staff from both parties, aims to provide Kuwait University with cutting-edge technologies and advanced training programs to boost digital ICT skills amongst students through Huawei Authorized Network Academy Program (HAINA). Huawei will also provide trainings for the College of Engineering and Petroleum students, with a focus on artificial intelligence, data center facility and cloud services.
Rico Lin, CEO, Huawei Kuwait, said: " We are honored to be collaborating with a prestigious educational institute such as Kuwait University as part of our ongoing efforts to empower local youths and support Kuwait in its economic transformation efforts, including developing world-class talent for key industries. Through the partnership, we will provide world-class capabilities and advanced technologies to enable future generations to lead the digital transformation journey and advance the economic growth in Kuwait as part of Kuwait Vision 2035 goals.”
Dr. Osama Al-Omair, Acting Dean of Engineering and Petroleum at Kuwait University, said: "As the leading university in Kuwait, empowering our students with the latest ICT skills prepares them for the future where digitization will play an increasingly crucial role. As we collaborate with a world leading technology company such as Huawei, we will be able to provide Kuwait University students with the necessary exposure to the best technology practices and global experiences in line with the rapid technological change.”
As a global technology leader, Huawei is committed to help equip Kuwait’s talent with the necessary skills to compete in the global marketplace. Huawei strongly advocates for an open, shared, ICT talent ecosystem that will bridge the gap between academia and the industry through this partnership with Kuwait University which will ultimately enable students to have a better understanding of the work place dynamics prior to graduating.
Founded in 1987, Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. We have more than 197,000 employees, and we operate in more than 170 countries and regions, serving more than three billion people around the world.
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